Ron DeSantis ready to ‘defund the UN’

The Governor calls the UN a 'morally bankrupt hotbed of antisemitism.'

Gov. Ron DeSantis is reacting to the United States abstaining from voting against so-called “humanitarian pauses” in Israel’s war in Gaza with a call to “defund” the United Nations.

“We will unequivocally support Israel, take names, make it clear those countries who are hostile to Israel risk their relations with us, and defund the UN. No longer should American taxpayer dollars support this corrupt, morally bankrupt hotbed of antisemitism that empowers our enemies and coddles dictators and the worst human rights abusers,” DeSantis posted to X on Thursday.

DeSantis’ X account spotlighted a report from Israel National News which noted that the United States was one of three nations abstaining from an otherwise unanimous call for Israel to take a break from its ongoing attempts to root out Hamas after the Oct. 7 attacks. Malta drafted the resolution.

The measure called for “urgent and extended humanitarian pauses and corridors throughout the Gaza Strip for a sufficient number of days to enable, consistent with international humanitarian law, the full, rapid, safe, and unhindered humanitarian access for United Nations humanitarian agencies and their implementing partners,” the release of “all hostages held by Hamas and other groups, especially children,” and a “refrain from depriving the civilian population in the Gaza strip of basic services and humanitarian assistance.”

DeSantis blames the U.S. position on the President, who is hosting the Chinese leader in California this week.

“That Joe Biden doesn’t have the moral conscience to have his Ambassador to the UN veto this nonsense that doesn’t even condemn Hamas while he is dining with Xi (Jinping) in San Francisco shows you who he seeks to placate. This ends in my admin,” the Governor vowed.

DeSantis’ post represents the second foreign policy pronouncement from Florida’s First Couple in the last 24 hours. First Lady Casey DeSantis responded to a plea from Israel for America’s First Lady, Jill Biden, to call for release of hostages, in what seemed to be an attempt to preview how she would handle such an issue if her husband is elected in November 2024.

“Shouldn’t even have to ask for this to be said, and it can’t be said loud enough. Hamas must release every single hostage immediately, lay down their weapons, and unequivocally surrender. Release all hostages NOW!” she said.

The DeSantises’ tough talk thus far isn’t resonating with voters in one key early state, which is pivotal to their dwindling hopes of getting the GOP presidential nomination.

The Des Moines Register/NBC News/Mediacom Iowa Poll conducted from Oct. 22 to Oct. 26 shows that just 9% of likely Hawkeye State caucus participants believe the Florida Governor is the best bet in the GOP field to address the situation in the Middle East.

To put that number in perspective, that’s a little more than half of the 16% of Iowans who say they support his presidential run.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Earl Pitts "The Big Voice On The Right" American

    November 16, 2023 at 9:39 am

    Good Morn ‘ting America,
    I, Earl Pitts American, invite you one and all to sit back, relax (your sphincter’s), pass the 🍿 and watch as The Ronald draws Nikki Haley out of her basement with this “Sage Defund Nikki Haley’s Belived UN” plan of great wisdom.
    Nikki will not be able to resist coming out of her hidey-hole basement and lamely attempting to confront The Ronald on this UN ISSUE.
    Side Bar America:
    FYI Dwyane “The Rock” Johnson had me up all night on the phone with this whole “Should The Rock Run For POTUS thing”. I, Earl Pitts American, am unable to divulge any further details, including if I did or did not discuss the “share genius concept” of The Rock being DeSantis VPOTUS (At this time The Rock thinks he is a Democrat …. and I am assessing if he can be re-programed into an honest Conservative Patriot or not).

  • Michael K

    November 16, 2023 at 9:43 am

    For a history major, he sure is ignorant of world history during the last 100 years. He’d be a DeSaster on the world stage.

    • Impeach Biden

      November 16, 2023 at 10:12 am

      Speaking of history, where is that German delegation now that was laughing at Trump in 2018 when he warned them about their dependence on Russian oil?

      • Michael K

        November 16, 2023 at 10:47 am

        Fun fact: Germany has reached 52% of its power generation through clean renewable energy: wind and solar. And that number rises each year.

        • Impeach Biden

          November 16, 2023 at 11:02 am

          Have you ever been to Germany? I lived there. Do you really thing the German’s can depend on solar energy? I’ve seen those wind turbines you talk about. Those props sit idle most of the time. They need petroleum just like every other country.

        • Impeach Biden

          November 16, 2023 at 11:07 am

          Here’s another fun fact: Germany predominantly sources its energy from fossil fuels, followed by wind, nuclear, solar, biomass (wood and biofuels) and hydro.

          Ya see I can do Google too.

  • My Take

    November 16, 2023 at 9:46 am

    What a loon.
    We have used the UN to oir purposes since the begining. Was’t the Korean War a UN action rather than an American war?
    Remember the John Birch Society billboards, “Get Us OUT of the United Nations”?

  • My Take

    November 16, 2023 at 9:53 am

    Doesn’t the veto power just apply to Security Council resolutions?

  • tom palmer

    November 16, 2023 at 9:55 am

    He does seem to be channeling Robert Welch.

  • Impeach Biden

    November 16, 2023 at 10:08 am

    It’s a debate club funded mostly by the United States. Like NATO, force these nations to cough up their fair share of funding or terminate the debate club.

  • Osbert

    November 18, 2023 at 2:44 am

    Obviously the man doesn’t understand history. Just go ahead and bring about World War III now.

  • My Take

    November 19, 2023 at 3:14 pm

    Go to a popular diner in a red-state small town and listen to the table of on-the-dole (ag programs) farmers gripe about working themselves to death (it’s 10 AM in the nice weather of the growing season). And barely making ends meet (but glance at all the shiny 4WD F-250s and bigger in the parking area) Then listen to the diverse universe of their other gripes. It’s DeSSantis’s campaign.

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